Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.

  • Director, Facility Operations (East Coast)

    Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/20/2019 2:08 PM)
    # of Openings
    Water and Sustainability Services
  • Responsibilities


    Montrose Environmental Group, Inc. is a high-growth Environmental Services company offering (i) Measurement and Analytical services and (ii) Environmental Resiliency and Sustainability services to a diverse range of clients in industry and government throughout the United States and abroad.  Our qualified engineers, scientists, technicians, associates and policy experts are proud of our ability to objectively help industry, the public and regulators work constructively together on environmental opportunities.


    The Director, Facility Operations is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and field teams for all contracted O&M services on the East Coast. Additionally, the role is responsible for leading and maintaining a direct and open dialogue witth clients, preparing staffing and cost estimates for operations and maintenance contracts and/or out-of-scope work, as well as ensure the safe operation of all operations teams and facilities.  



    • Leads the site supervisors and field operations teams and oversees all operations and maintenance activities associated with wastewater treatment and waste-to-energy plants, advanced water treatment facilities and reclaimed water distribution and disposal facilities.
    • Ensures that the facilities and operations meet all applicable regulatory requirements and are operated in accordance with design criteria; work with each lead plant operator to maintain an operational protocol for how each facility/process should be operated.
    • Leads teams to focus on developing and implementing techniques and methods of process control that will increase plant and operational efficiencies.
    • Works with internal and external resources to oversee the development, implementation and maintenance of a site-specific safety plan for each operation.
    • Oversees the identification of operation and maintenance changes that will be required based on plant changes, system/process modifications or new equipment.
    • Works directly with clients to ensure that the relationship is in good standing and that the wastewater systems/operations are meeting the needs and specifications of the clients.
    • Travels to visit each operation/team on at least a bi-annual basis and maintain a consistent line of communication with each lead operator; develop channels and/or meetings to ensure that all operators receive a consistent message and/or direction.
    • Oversees the development and generation of out-of-scope work proposals; ensures that specific requirements are met and that all information needed is included in the proposal package.
    • Assists in the preparation and job costing of operations proposals and contracts; prepares cost estimates based on team size, scope of operation and individual client needs.
    • Assists with new business development efforts and actively markets the firm’s and team’s capabilities externally; works to identify and solicit new clients to gain new O&M roles.
    • Collaborates with internal team members to respond to requests and contribute information in regards to new business opportunities that are being pursued.
    • Maintains confidentiality at all times.
    • Exercises safe work practices by following all Company safety rules and OSHA regulations, including attendance at all required safety training programs. 
    • Participates in Company’s continuous improvement programs and provide support to team efforts. 
    • Keeps up-to-date and current on industry trends by completing formal training, reviewing professional publications, and attending professional workshops.  
    • Performs other duties as assigned. 


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Science or related discipline from an accredited university or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
    • 10+ years of facility operations and leadership experience
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office software, Google and/or PC programs
    • Ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel/management
    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
    • Solid organization and time/project management skills
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Able to work independently manage multiple responsibilities (i.e. self-starter, self-motivated)
    • English language competency
    • Willingness and ability to travel as needed



    • Master’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Science or related discipline from an accredited university
    • Experience with operations and leadership for wastewater and/or waste-to-energy operations/facilities
    • Commensurate wastewater licenses and certifications


    Montrose Environmental Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age (40 and over), ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), denial of Family and Medical Care Leave, disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, marital status, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veteran status, national origin (including language use restrictions), race, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.


    As permitted by applicable law, employment with Montrose is at-will.


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